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October 17, 2008

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 10.17.08

More From The NBAA 2008 VLJ Panel -- Training And Safety Concerns ANN Daily Touch N Go: 10.17.08 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.17.08 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature -- VLJ Training And Safety Concerns: 10.17.08 (ANN Special Report, more from the VLJ Panel at NBAA 2008.)

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NASA Invites Students To Experience The Edge Of The Solar System

"Sunday Experiment" Coming This Weekend To Goddard SFC

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD invites elementary school students and their families to its Visitor Center on Sunday, October 19 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT for a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities that will help you discover the true boundaries of the solar system with NASA's new IBEX mission.

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BTS Says Airline Traffic Continues To Decline

YTD Numbers Down Nearly One Percent; July Falls 2.9 Percent

The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on US airlines during the first seven months of 2008 declined by 0.8 percent from the same period in 2007, dropping to 448.5 million, 3.6 million less than a year earlier, the US Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported Friday in a release of preliminary data.

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SPEEA Says Some Progress Made In Latest Preliminary Talks With Boeing

The Latest Round Of Boeing's Labor Woes To Begin October 28

Representatives with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA – IFPTE Local 2001) tell ANN that while talks Thursday with Boeing were at times "heated and confrontational," the meeting did yield what the union calls "the first meaningful discussion of issues since negotiation committees started meeting in March."

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.17.08

Fuel hedges - one day you're a genius, the next day, not so much.
Southwest, Delta and American report quarterly losses.
But American still plans to buy up to 100 planes from Boeing.<

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.17.08

Fuel hedges - one day you're a genius, the next day, not so much.
Southwest, Delta and American report quarterly losses.
But American still plans to buy up to 100 planes from Boeing.<

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ANN Special Feature: NBAA VLJ Panel IV - Training, Insurance - 10.17.08

NBAA Moderator Mike Nichols asks VLJ panelists about their plans and progress in training and safety, and how the insurance industry is responding.

Panelists include Eclipse Aviation's Mike

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ASAP Comes To An End At American Airlines

Management, Pilots Fail To Reach Agreement On Immunity... Or Anything, For That Matter

"Sad and incomprehensible." That's how one pilot for American Airlines summarized the loss this week of a 14-year voluntary pilot safety program at the Fort Worth, TX-based carrier... the apparent victim of ever-present squabbling between those pilots, and management.

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EAA Faces Mounting Criticism From Its Home City

TIF Battle Has Raised Ire From Oshkosh Council, Community

The presence of the Experimental Aircraft Association's headquarters in Oshkosh, WI is somewhat analogous to a busy general aviation airport in a small town. It brings in lots of money to the local economy... but there will always be neighbors who complain.

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AAMS Works With FAA, Congress Toward Safety Enhancements

Recent Tragedies Cannot Detract From Medevac's Importance

In light of recent accidents, the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) says it is working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and concerned members of Congress to actively promote safety enhancements in the air medical community through FAA rulemaking and federal legislation.

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Another R/C Flying Club Is Under The Gun

Peninsula Channel Commanders Forced To Move Once Again

A California R/C flying club has found itself homeless many times over its 47 year history. This time, the Peninsula Channel Commanders is hoping its latest eviction won't spell the end of the organization.

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ARINC Direct Offers Flight Support Package For VLJs

Tuned For Aircraft Weighing Less Than 12,500 Lbs.

ARINC Direct announced this week an economical package of web-enabled flight support services for operators of Very Light Jets (VLJs) and other general aviation aircraft with takeoff weights below 12,500 lbs, including small turboprops and other entry-level corporate planes.

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Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Receives FAA Certification

Prepares MRO Provider In China For The Future

Boeing announced this week Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services Co., Ltd. (Boeing Shanghai) has received its US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Repair Station Certification. The certification allows Boeing Shanghai to conduct operations in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations Part 145.

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Sikorsky Subsidiary Launches AAG Global

Billed As First Executive International Helicopter Service

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and its subsidiary Associated Aircraft Group recently announced to the nation's business aircraft industry the launch of AAG Global, an executive helicopter service providing the industry's highest level of service and reliability to travelers around the world.

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Power Flow System Introduces Second-Generation Mooney Exhausts

Quieter Noise Levels Just One Benefit Of Tuned Systems

In response to customer feedback, Power Flow Systems has redesigned its FAA-approved tuned exhaust system developed for 200 HP Mooney aircraft (models E, F, and J).

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Aero-TV Joins In The Discussion Over The Latin American VLJ Market

Oscar Garcia Expresses Optimism Despite Current Economic Challenges

ANN and Aero-TV are pleased to announce that we have agreed to be the principal media partner for MIU Events upcoming roster of aviation events and seminars. MIU Events run aviation events and training seminars, specializing in executive flight infrastructure, business aviation and finance solutions for aviation as a whole. They run a number of events focusing on the development of the Very Light Jet in regional markets and cater their events to the needs of senior managers, charter/air taxi operators, high net worth individuals/entrepreneurs, owner pilots and those who shape the future of the aviation and aerospace industries. MIU Events concentrate on providing hard to access information and the exchange of id

Aero-TV Joins In The Discussion Over The Latin American VLJ Market

Oscar Garcia Expresses Optimism Despite Current Economic Challenges

ANN and Aero-TV are pleased to announce that we have agreed to be the principal media partner for MIU Events' upcoming roster of aviation events and seminars.

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Defense Department Nixes Bell's ARH Program

Kiowa Replacement Years Behind Schedule, Millions Over Budget

Yet another trouble-plagued Pentagon procurement deal has apparently seen its final days. The Defense Department notified Congress and the contractor, Bell Helicopter, Thursday that it will not certify the US Army Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) program for continuation.

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Logsdon: Shuttle Retirement Vital For America's Space Future

Historian Says Russian Flights Preferable To Wasting Money, Safety Risk

Facing a dearth of resources and the need to implement America's next-generation manned space program, NASA needs to stop wasting money on the space shuttle and devote its full resources to the Constellation program. That's the opinion of noted space historian John Logsdon, who says the benefits of retiring the shuttle fleet on-time in 2010 outweigh the distasteful aspects of relying on Russia for space access over the next five years.

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Delta, AA, Continental All Post Q3 Losses

Execs Pin Hopes On Low Oil Prices Hanging Around

Airline financial statements are like the old joke from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson: "How bad are they?" Quarterly reports are starting to come out this week, and actually, so far... they're mixed.

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FAA Creates 'Lessons Learned' Online Database

Pilots, Others Encouraged To Review Lessons From The Past

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established a one-of-a-kind online safety library that teaches "lessons learned" from some of the world's most historically significant transport airplane accidents... especially how that knowledge can help maintain today's aviation safety record.

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Klyde Morris (10.17.08)

Another Airline Prognostification, Courtesy Of Klyde Fans!

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Fashion Empire Heir Shows Disdain For Air France Crew

Tries To Punch, Grab Crotch Of Pilot

Ya gotta hand it to the French... as even their most ridiculous displays of outrage do carry a certain panache.

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Parker Reflects On US Airways/America West Merger

Says Contentious Combination Saved 35,000 Jobs

For those of us who follow the airline industry, the continuing civil war among pilots of US Airways following its merger with America West three years ago looks like a failure, with a capital "F"... and that's without such passenger-related travesties as $2 for a Dixie cup of Coca-Cola.

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National Guard Responds To Hurricane Omar

Kiowas, Sherpas Among Aircraft Helping With Rescue

More than 90 National Guard members in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico were on duty Thursday after Hurricane Omar passed through their area as a major Category 3 storm that caused little damage.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.17.08)

Aero-Linx!

Indiana Air Search and Rescue (IASAR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing search and rescue services when needed. IASAR is also dedicated to the restoration of military aircraft and educating the public on military history, as well as paying homage to the veterans who flew in defense of our country.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.17.08): Manual Depressurization Valve

Aero-Terms!

A manual backup for the automatic cabin pressure outflow valve. If the automatic valve should malfunction, the cabin pressure can be controlled with the manual depressurization valve.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.17.08)

"In practical terms, lacking any US-created alternative, retiring the shuttle would mean relying on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft to carry American astronauts to the space station for at least four years. NASA Administrator Mike Griffin has described US dependence on Russia for transportation to space as "unseemly." Indeed it is, but it is preferable to continuing to fly the shuttle past 2010."

Source: Space historian John Logsdon, former director of George Washington University's Space Policy Institute, in an op-ed piece that ran this week in the Washington Post. In it, Logsdon says NASA needs to stop wasting money on the space shuttle and devote its full resources to the Constellation program... even if it means America will not have a homegr

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